The distribution of strontium in 26 igneous rocks from the Tokaj Mountains, ranging from basalt to rhyolite has been determined by using stable isotope dilution techniques. The comparison with main component analytical data allows a classification of the different rock types (basalts, andesites, dacites, rhyolites) into only two distinctly separate genetic groups, which can be described schematically by independent liquid-solid fractionation processes. It is shown that alkaline metasomatism can produce Sr/Ca relationships similar to those developed in a liquid-solid fractionation process. Contamination by partial melting of crustal rocks, as well as magma contamination by transvaporizational mechanisms, results in similar changes in the Sr/Ca ratio, which therefore can be misleading in defining various stages of magma development.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||TMPM Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1969|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology